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All the speeches as they were. Original texts of the speeches. In English

Kurt Vonnegut Rice University Commencement Speech (1998)

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Mario Vargas Llosa: In Praise of Reading and Fiction (2010)

I learned to read at the age of five, in Brother Justiniano’s class at the De la Salle Academy in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is the most important thing that has ever happened to me. Almost seventy years later I remember … Читать далее

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Matthew McConaughey University of Houston Speech (VIDEO)

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio: In the forest of paradoxes (2008)

Why do we write? I imagine that each of us has his or her own response to this simple question. One has predispositions, a milieu, circumstances. Shortcomings, too. If we are writing, it means that we are not acting. That … Читать далее

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Ian McEwan: Defend Free Speech (2015)

My most sincere congratulations to all the graduates here. You made it through. You have a degree from a truly excellent institution. A lot of reading, writing, lying in bed (thinking, of course). And now you stand on one of … Читать далее

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John Waters commencement speech at Rhode Island School of Design (2015)

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Stephen Colbert: Have your own standards (2015)

Good morning. Oh, what a day. What a lovely day. It’s a pleasure to be addressing the Wake Forest graduating Class of 2015. I want to start by thanking the administration and the Trustees for inviting me to speak. I … Читать далее

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Stephen Colbert commencement speech at Wake Forest University (2015)

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Ian McEwan commencement speech at Dickinson College (2015)

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Orhan Pamuk: My Father’s Suitcase (2006)

Two years before his death, my father gave me a small suitcase filled with his writings, manuscripts and notebooks. Assuming his usual joking, mocking air, he told me he wanted me to read them after he was gone, by which … Читать далее

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